Quick Hits: September 21, 2020

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Dometic Marine has named marine industry veteran Al Sundoro as vice president of business development. For the past 12 years, Sundoro was at Garmin International, and focused on growing emerging markets through his business research and development efforts. “Our company is focused on growing our influence and expanding our business into new areas of the marine industry,” said Dometic president Eric Fetchko in a statement. “Al has a track record of success in doing this very thing. His experience and energy will be invaluable to us as we develop the products and business strategies that will take our global marine business to new levels.” 

Mercury Marine outboards will be available for the first time on a wealth of Sportsman Boats later this year, including the 352, 322, 302, 251, 252, 267, 267OE and 247. “We are seeing increased adoption of our entire product lineup from boaters around the world, specifically our high horsepower outboards which has led to increased adoption from new OEMs and dealers,” said Mercury Marine president Chris Drees in a statement. “Over the past 12 months, we have partnered with 100 new dealers and close to 40 new OEMs — many in key saltwater markets across the United States.”


Suzuki Powers Forest River’s New Nepallo Pontoon Boats

The new Nepallo line of pontoon boats with Suzuki engines will be sold at select Camping World and Gander RV & Outdoors stores.

West Marine CEO to Keynote Annual MRA Event

With a “Climate for Change” theme, the Marine Recreation Association’s Educational Conference and Trade Show is set for Oct. 11-13.

Skeeter Owner’s Tourney Held on Lake Fork

A field of 2,000 anglers in 1,000 boats saw a nearly 10-pound bass capture first place in the annual Skeeter owner’s tournament.

Email Remains a Vital Marketing Tool for Dealers

A content marketing staple, emails can consistently deliver valuable and relevant information, if done correctly.

ABYC to Publish Largest-Ever Standards Manual

The nonprofit is offering pre-orders until June 18 of its updated standards manual, with a publication date of July 31.

Furuno, Simrad Add SiriusXM Fish Mapping Suite

The subscription-based service offers offshore anglers a suite of technology with which to locate and catch more fish.